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Lot #    22283
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 11:39:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ha-Tov ve-ha-Takhlit
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Hasidim - Only Ed.] R. Zevi Aryeh Twersky
City    Vienna
Publisher    Appel & Co.
Publication Date    1933
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 62 pp. octavo 222:152 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original wrappers.
   Only edition of these discourses by R. Zevi Aryeh ben Mordecai Joseph Twersky of Zlatopol, a scion of the Chernobyl Hasidic dynasty. There is a brief preface, in which R. Twersky states that the purpose of this book is ot explain a persons purpose in life, what is truth, what is good, that which is concealed within a person, the understanding that he is an individual and with this he also loves kindess and truth. He does not, however, know how to make an accounting or give proper consideration to these matters. The books purpose is clear, to bring out ocel min ha-posels, that is the grain from the chaff and good from evil. The text consists of eight discourses.

R. Zevi Aryeh ben Mordecai Joseph Twersky of Zlatopol (1890-1968), known as R. Zevi or R. Herschele, studied under his father. He married Havah, daughter of R. Israel Friedman of Chortkov. At the beginning of World War I he relcoated to Vienna, becoming Rebbe there. During World War II R. Twersky was interned in Dachau and, upon his release in 1938 settled in Tel Aviv. In addition to Ha-Tov ve-ha-Takhlit R. Twersky wrote Emunah ve-Daat (Vienna, 1933). In both works shows an interest in philosophy and ascribes to Hasidus a significant place in mystical speculations.

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   BE tet 41; Rabinowicz, Ency. of Hasidism, p. 510; CD-EPI 0133978
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Austria
Hasidic:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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